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Glendale Steps
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Built over a two-year period, from 1936-1937, by the Federal Works Progress Administration, the Glendale Steps survive as a monument to the work of stone craftsmen during the Great Depression. Spanning a 200-foot slope, the purpose of the Glendale Steps was to enable Akron residents to descend from South Walnut Street to a city park along Glendale Avenue. The 242 sandstone steps were dressed on site and hand laid by WPA laborers at a cost of $22,000. Depression-era budget problems prevented the City of Akron from completing planned improvements to the park.
Address
Glendale Avenue
Akron, OH 44302
Location
Glendale Avenue, near Glendale Cemetery
Coordinates
Latitude: 41.051330, Longitude: -81.318660.
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